|Cross Cane Bridges|
Traditional Lepcha bridges are made from long sections bamboo. When a place is chosen, a skilled archer will attach a thin thread made of bamboo to an arrow and shoot it to the other side of the bridge. Along this, two parallel canes are then pulled over the river and attached on both sides,. Loops are hung in between them and bamboo canes are laid down for the flooring. Today, parts of the bamboo construction are usually replaced with thick metal cords to make the bridges more durable and easier to maintain . Such bridges can be seen at quite a few places in Dzongu.
Crossing it can be fun, although it is not for the faint hearted. These bridges usually span the breadth of the river and sway even with the effects of the wind. It sways from side to side with every step you place on it and if you look down, you see the extremely fast flowing river. Definitely recommended for those who love a bit of adventure in everything they do!